What Is Mobile Advertising?
The term mobile advertising refers to any form of advertising that appears on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Companies advertise on these devices through text ads via SMS or through banner advertisements that appear embedded on a mobile website. They may also be found through downloaded apps including mobile games.
How Mobile Advertising Works
Modern technology has given consumers a wider range of options when it comes to how they consume media. In fact, people now spend more time on their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices than they do sitting in front of the TV.1
That’s because of the ease and cost of these devices, not to mention the availability of wireless connections allowing people to tap in.
In order to keep up with changing consumer habits, companies adapted their advertising campaigns by adopting mobile advertising strategies. That’s because the chance that new and existing customers will see an ad through a mobile device is greater than they would through traditional avenues. Because mobile devices typically have smaller screens than computers or laptops, this form of digital advertising is usually optimized for small displays.
The earliest form of mobile advertising took place via SMS text messages. But mobile ad campaigns quickly evolved into mobile web and in-app advertisements. One of the popular models in mobile advertising is known as cost per install (CPI), where payment is based on the user installing an app on their mobile device. CPI mobile advertising networks work either as incent or non-incent. In the incent model, the user is given virtual points or rewards to install the game or app